Rocktype Grit (quarried)
Altitude 380m a.s.l
Sam Whittaker on Scoop de Grace, E5 7a/ highball font 7c, Running Hill Pits © Adam Long
A collection of small (6 - 16m high) quarries in a high moorland setting offering good evening climbing. Well worth a visit. A mixture of fine steep cracks and 'blank' slabs, above grassy landings on good rock. Green and wet early in the year. Best routes are Plum Line (VS 4c), Weaver's Wall (E3 5b), Harvest Moon/Spannaer Wall (E3 6b) and Calamity Crack (E4 6a).
From Uppermill on the A670 (SE 998058) head NE along minor road to limited parking at 'crossroads' (SE 012067). Follow track ahead to the first quarry in 20 mins. Careful with dogs, please keep on lead.
|I went there today and the 8th and 7th quarry's lie behind a gate signed PRIVATE LAND. I accessed the 8th via Western Grit description i.e. over the fence at the (2nd) style so I'd unknowingly trespassed! Further to this: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/RAD/viewcrag.aspx?id=1004|
jules699 - 07/May/13
|hi matthew none of my friends have had any issues either but according to a friend the BMC have said its out of bounds cause of people camping and leaving litter about. They're trying to get an access officer to pursuade the farmer to let climbers continue using the quarrys. If i hear anything else ill post it up on here :).|
ClimbingMonkee - 18/Apr/12
|@climbingmonkee i've been climbing here for a couple of years ans i've never had any access issues or seen any landowners. has anyone else had any issues here?|
Matthew reid - 17/Apr/12
|i went up today for a few hours of climbing. I had just finished setting up when along came a farmer and gave me a load of grief for apparently tresspassing. I decided to pack up my gear before it went further just thought id warn you all its NOT worth the trouble!!!|
ClimbingMonkee - 13/Apr/12